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the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a suspect in two stabbings and hammer attack in leesburg, virginia. his attorneys expect prosecutors to charge his client with at least one murder and three to four attempted murder charges. >>> a virginia w
alert for drivers in virginia. major changes will take effect at one of the busiest sberks in ties -- sberks in -- intersections in tysons corner. natasha barrett is waiting to update us. >> there are a lot of changes going on here. i drive through this area a lot. i went to the redskins game, and i saw the big sign, and i thought, what's going on here? we're talking about the area near international drive in tysons corner. this area has been under construction for so long, we have all been dealing with it. here's another change. it basically affects the ramp off camebridge road. route 123, going in the direction of reston and wolf trap, that's shut down. the new exit is off 123 to the frontage road. this is because of the ongoing issues of building the metro out here in the depul dulles area. get this -- it started friday night. you will notice the change come -- this morning coming in and out of the area. the change goes all the way through the end of this year. live from tysons corner, natasha barrett, abc news. >>> it is easier to get to interstate 95 in northern virginia. the
in virginia and ohio. >>> on thursday, a woman is expected to be executed in virginia. the first woman to be put to death in virginia in a century. rebecca cooper has the story. >> is it the wrongful execution of a woman? >> the death penalty is reserved for the worst of the worst, and she is not close to that. >> or did she carefully plot the death of her husband and step son? >> i can say she is one of the most evil people there is. >> mcdonald says he remains convinced lewis acted in cold blood planning to collect insurance money by having her boyfriend, even going through her husband's pockets while he lay diing. >> i would tell the governor, if i were to speak to him, these are people i love very much. >> her defense attorney would say she is a victim herself of an evil boyfriend. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation herself and she was an easy mark. >> if someone is close to mental retardation, they are not subject to the death penalty. . >>> police were responding to a domestic dispute call when a man with a rifle opened fire on officers. the man, identified as 28-year-ol
-- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is going from this friday night until the end of the year. live from tyso
attacks, five of them deadly. stretching all the way from michigan to leesburg, virginia. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> is wrestling coach in fairfax county is accused of possessing child pornography. he was taken into custody after being involved in a traffic accident. he now faces 10 counts of possessing child pornography. he works as a wrestling official, and judging middle and high school matches in the region. >>> we had a major traffic alert. the traffic situation is about to get worse in the already congested tyson's corner area. fairfax county bureau chief is there life and will explain what is going on. >> this is one of the biggest injunctions in all of northern virginia. now it has changed today. a lot of people are trying to get used to it. instead of going down a major road, they are taking a road that looks like an accent. when it comes to doing business in tyson's corner these days, it is all about what the time saved. they are rerouting traffic. >> if you want to go southern, you have to time where you want to go and allow time. >> making deliveries ar
street bridge as a way to get into the district. in the beltway in virginia, everything is clear from the wilson bridge up to 95. making your way to 66. 495 in maryland north of the district, ever one is moving at speed. inbound new york avenue, no problems at this point between the times building and florida avenue. andrea back to you. >> with vincent gray all but certain to become the next mayor of d.c., this week we should learn more about the future of one of the key figures in at dry january fenty's administration. gray has a meeting scheduled with schools chancellor michelle rhee. kristen fisher joins us from d.c. public schools headquarters. >> reporter: good morning. ever spins vince gray won the democratic primary last tuesday, the big question following him is what will happen to d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee. initially at a press conference after the primary, gray said he would wait until after the general election before he made any sort of personnel decisions. now we are hearing it could be happening much sooner. here is why. rhee will be returning from vacation th
two as they will reveal in springfield, virginia on thursday both parties, brian, as you know, need each other to get where they are going but at this point they were increasing signs that they are heading there in different directions. >> tom fitzgerald live in the newsroom. >>> rip, the recession, an academic session confirms the recession ended in june of last year. the national bureau of economic research says the recession began in december 2007, ended 18 months later. that's the longest recession the country has endured since world war ii. most economists agree the recovery is moving slowly. president obama weighed in on the subject today. he says while the recession is technically over, many people in the country of course still hurting. president spoke earlier today on cnbc. >> obviously for the millions of people who are still out of work, people who have seen their home values decline, people who are struggling to pay the bills day to day, it's still very real for them. >> the president fielded questions during the town hall style meeting. he reiterated that he inherited a
. >> thank you. >>> holly more sis pulling double duty today. she's live in northern virginia but before we talk about where she is, she also has an inside look at the new shows you'll see on fox 5. >> you spent some time in hollywood. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well i can tell you this is the week to watch tv as fox serves up season premiers. the shows you love are back. new ones set to become your favorites are just starting. so here is your play list for monday night. what you need to watch or set your dvr for. at 8:00 it's house, the 7th season. and house and cutty are finally going to see if they can make it work romantically. and raul the while -- all the while dr. house will continue to solve medical mysteries. now at 9:00 stay tuned for lone star. it is a new provocative drama set in texas, hence the name, right. so this is what the show is about. james wolf plays robert and bob allen, a charismatic man who has constructed two lives in two very different worlds. he's got a beautiful wife in houston who is the daughter of a texas oil tikeon and a sweet, naive girlf
items from his pockets and ran away. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> a virginia woman on death row has just days to live. she is said to be executed by lethal injection, the first woman to be put to death in almost one century. the u.s. supreme court could stop this, and that is where rebecca cooper has more. >> she is scheduled to become only the 12th woman in the united states to be executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, and this is the first virginia woman since 1912, but the governor says he will not block be lethal injection, and it is up to the supreme court. -- he will not blago be so injection -- not block the lethal injection. >> the death penalty is for the worst of the worst, and she is nowhere near that. >> she is the most evil person i have ever met. >> she is scheduled for execution on thursday unless the court grants were a last-minute reprieve 3 and their supporters asking the governor to spare her, but he decided not to intervene note -- unless the courts grant her a last-minute reprieve. there are supporters asking the governor
are traveling over in virginia, you're going to find lanes are open on the beltway inner loop, leaving 50 toward 66, as an earlier accident cleared, but the inner loop of the beltway is slow leaving 236 toward 66 and in bound 7 at 123, that's where they have a crash with only one lane getting by. 66 in separate stretches slowing at manassas, fair oaks to 123 and again at the beltway. southbound 270, lanes open out of rockville but slow in the main line and the local lanes as you travel southbound toward the split. busy on the top side approaching and passing 109 and delays in germantown. outer loop below speed from 95 to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >>> an american woman held in iran prison for more than a year speaks out about her ordeal. sharia shourd's comments come as the president arrives in new york for the u.j. general assembly. she was charged with spying and two other americans, her fiance and friend. they say they mistakenly crossed the board when hiking in 2009. and while shourd said she is happy for her freedom, she does not feel completely free. >>
. mountains, chilly morning, near 50, much of west virginia and western maryland. and we have a few clouds drifting in from the north and west that will be with us this morning. otherwise, lots of sunshine today. we'll have afternoon highs climbing to near 80 degrees. we have low humidity and northwest breeze 20 miles per hour. overnight it will be clear and chilly, in fact. in the 40s throughout much of the region. afternoon highs intothe upper 70s with bright sun on tuesday. wednesday, increasing clouds and warming up into the upper 80s. and then moisture wednesday night, thursday, may bring us passing showers with highs, again, hot on thursday, in the upper 80s. morning lows near 70. jerry, good morning. how is our traffic? >> good morning, tom. good morning, everyone. smooth sailing. live pictures of interstate 270 from i-70 toward the capital beltway. no worries. southbound has been wrapped up. a couple spots clearing up on the northbound side. in from the west along interstate 66 toward the capital beltway from fair oaks in, light volume. west of that point it's beginning to pick up.
100 years, a woman is set to be executed into virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she pleaded guilty back in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> our big story, world leaders coming together in new york for the annual general assembly of the united nations. stacy cohan joins us in the introduce news room with a preview of. this. >> reporter: all eyes in new york are focused on the iranian president. in the lead-up to the meeting, haze called the sanctions against his country pathetic and there are questions about whether or not iran has been permitting u.s. nuclear weapons inspectors to do their job. but the recent release of american hiker care say shourd has dominate the news. she has publicly thanked them t carefully presses for the freedom of her fiance an friend. >> we committed no crimes and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention
cowan shot himself. >>> to virginia now where a leesburg man faces murder charges in the death of his wife. police got a call yesterday the wife of steven combs-lafleur had fallen. when they arrived at the 3800 block of lime kiln road they realized she had been beaten and died before she could be taken to the hospital. >>> dr. ron walters passed away september 10th. among his many accomplishments shaping presidential campaigns for the reverend jesse jackson and teaching thousands of students like congressman elijah cummings who said dr. walters taught him a life lesson the day he complained about a grade. >> he said don't measure yourself by them. you are better than that. and i'll never forget those words and the respect we had for him was so great i took my little b minus and walked out. >> dr. walters taught at howard for 25 years before becoming director of the african american leadership institute at the university of maryland. >> we had an absolutely nab husband weekend, plenty of sunshine -- fabulous weekend, plenty of sunshine and temperatures were above seasonal by about 7 to
our guy in the pool was targeted. i said after virginia tech we should be allowed to carry guns. let's not overreact; the police are handling this. lieutenant, i didn't want to scare the others, but, uh... i think melissa walls killed janice potter and dr. brusatti. caine: dr. madsen, why do you think she did it? about a week ago, janice came to my office and accused melissa of scientific misconduct. misconduct? she caught melissa doctoring the results of her study. (electrical zapping) (grunting) (subject panting and grunting) (panting) increase the voltage. i want to stop. the experiment requires you to continue. you know you want to do this. come on, let's go. (electrical zapping) (grunting) it's hurting him. and you're hurting my thesis. ugh, i can't do this anymore. (electrical zapping) (grunting) (grunting continues) see, i reviewed melissa's findings. she did doctor her studies. she manipulated the data to fit her theory. so we had no choice but to kick her out of the program. melissa: i have her to thank for my success. i'm moving on to a better institution because of it. you
in the mountains western maryland, west virginia, many locations near 50 degrees. d tidewater and the eastern shore of maryland and delaware, temperatures away from the water. just near 60. so a cool start there. over the last 12 hours, a few sprinkles in northeastern maryland. things have dried out. these are some of the clouds from igor stretching a cple hdred miles off the atlantic seaboard. there could be heavy surf at our beaches midday and mid week. igor is now weakening nd pulling away from bermuda heading north and east. this is trocal storm julia that continues to weaken. this is a new disturbance. a tropical storm lisa by perhaps later th week. this is the latest path of hurricane igor. and it did pass right near bermuda yesterday. now it continues moving off north and northeast and staying well out to sea and not causing any problems. thankfullyhe winds have diminished too. here we have lots of sunshine. afternoon highs around 80 degrees. sunrise, 6:54. we're still a coue hours away from sunrise. sunset at :08. by then, a clear sky. a full moon tonight. temperatures in the 60s through th
's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. there have been several robberies near campus in recent weeks. the latest victim is not a student. >>> d.c. police detectives now have a person of interest in the murder of a 21-year-old woman. ashley m
in nearly 100 years, a woman is set to be executed in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she plead guilty in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. >>> another big story we are following. world leaders are coming together in new york. we have a preview on this one. >> reporter: good morning. representatives from 192 countries are in new york for the united nations general assembly. with the release of an american from iranian president, many eyes and ears are on the iranian president. historically, he can be unpredictable at the u.n. his remarks often include attacks on the united states and israel. the recent release is draw ago digsal attention this year. shourd has expressed gratitude to iran for her release but continues to request the release of her fiance and their friend. he has refused to say whether or not the two other american hikers will be released. >> i am, of course, grateful and appreciative that sarah was released and wanted
. >>> in just a few days, virginia will execute its first woman in nearly 100 years. teresa lewis ordered the murders of her husband and stepson to collect $250,000 life insurance policy. lewis' lawyers argued that her low iq would make her execution cruel and unusual. >>> the american woman freed from an iranian prison is calling for theelease of her fiance and friend tonight. sarah shourd flew into dulles international thisorning. the iranian government released her on humanitarian grounds. she was in prison with fiance shane bauer and josh fattal. she talkedabout the two she left behind. >> i walked out of prison with my spirit bruised but unbroken. and i am moreรง determined than ever that shane and josh, god willing, will soon walk out the same way. >> shourd was released in part because of medical concerns. she has since seen a doctor and she's been given a clean bill of alth. >>> former secretary of state colin powell saysllegal immigrants do essential work in this country, also says that immigrants have done work for him. hear more about what powell is commenng for his republican
. >>> now some virginia nonprofits are getting a boost they really didn't anticipate. fox 5's beth parker tells us it's coming from an unexpected place. >> reporter: jerry mcclard is days from turning 65 putting his life in order, giving some money to charity. in fact, there are places -- they're places he thinks saved his life. >> if i hadn't lived here, i might not be talking to you today. >> reporter: jerry is homeless. since february of 2002 he's lived here at the winchester rescue mission. jerry does the laundry and answers the phone. he's saved up money from his social security checks. now he's donating $1,000 to the mission, $1,000 to the nonprofit community coalition action project and $500 to a free clinic. >> he had the opportunity, could he have done whatever he wanted with -- he could have done whatever he wanted with that, but his heart told him to give it where it's most needed. >> reporter: some of the money jerry donated will go to this program. the idea is for men who come to the mission and need help to be able to come here to this warehouse and learn a trade. >> just gi
in arlington and in virginia. >> so you save and you get exercise tame. win-win. >> hop on a bike and go where you want to go. it looks like fun. >> we've got a lot more to come. a candidate in the u.s. senate cling to life after being hit by an suv and being dragged for mail. why the driver isn't facing any charge. >> also, lighting up a n debate. doctors warn the popular huka bars may be as harul as smoking a cigarette. >>> how a local running club is he >>> a fast forward through headlines. remnants of hurricane igor caused dama on bermuda. trees were damaged and some roads buckled because of the heavy rains and wind. there were no reports of injury. >>> d.c.'s bike sharing program, beginning today riders can rent bikes for short trips around t district and in arlington. it costs $50 for a one-year membership to get a bike whenever you want one. or you can get 24-hour rentals starting at $5. > washington football fans say they are very disappointed but they still have high hopes for the team following an overtime loss against houston. the texans beat washington 30-27. some fans say they are
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